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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) Tours and Tickets

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Sitting high on top of a 200-foot (61-meter) cliff in the middle of Transylvania, Bran Castle is surrounded by an aura of mystery tied to both the myth of Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula and the infamous Vlad Tepes—also known as Vlad the Impaler—who is said to have made Bran Castle his home. One of the world’s most famous castles, Bran Castle today is a museum dedicated to Queen Marie of Romania.

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Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest
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Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest

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Set off for Transylvania from Bucharest during this guided tour that includes round-trip transport to Bran Castle and Peles Castle. Along with both optional castle visits, enjoy a walking tour of Brasov before your guide sets you free in the medieval town to enjoy some independent time.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.33
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$63.33

Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit
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Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit

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Immerse yourself in the legends of Transylvania with a visit to Bran Castle and Râșnov Fortress. Departing from Braşov, the half-day hour tour begins with a stop at Râșnov to explore its imposing, 13th-century fortress. Next up is Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’ — a hilltop estate that conjures up visions of howling wolves and bats fluttering in the moonlight. Wander the castle’s Gothic chambers and learn about its ties to Bram Stoker’s undead antihero. Upgrade when booking your experience and extend your tour to the beautifully ornate Peleș Castle.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.87
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Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov Small Group Tour from Bucharest

Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov Small Group Tour from Bucharest

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Escape the urban bustle of Bucharest for the day to discover the legends and treasures of Transylvania. Wander through the Gothic chambers and turrets of Bran Castle, nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’ thanks to its spooky atmosphere and ties to Vlad the Impaler, and then feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale on a tour of splendid Peles Castle, the former royal residence of Romanian kings. Finally, explore one of Transylvania’s most well-preserved medieval villages on a walking tour of Brasov.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.35
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Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest

Small-Group Day Trip to Dracula's Castle, Brasov and Peles Castle from Bucharest

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Explore the remains of Dracula’s Castle on this small-group day trip from Bucharest. Meet your English-speaking guide in Bucharest, then travel by minibus to Transylvania. Admire the scenery beyond the window on the leisurely drive into the country, an ideal prelude to two of Romania’s most stunning castles, Peles Castle and Bran (Dracula’s) Castle. Hit the charming city of Brasov in south Transylvania. Please note that when Peles Castle is closed, you visit the Cantacuzino Palace instead.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.60
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Skip the Line: Bran Castle Fast-Track Tickets
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Skip the Line: Bran Castle Fast-Track Tickets

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If you're traveling on a budget or not a fan of tour groups, you can still skip the line at Bran Castle, one of Transylvania's most popular attractions. Make your own way to Bran Village and get escorted straight inside ‘Dracula’s Castle’ by a guide, who will give you a brief orientation and an audio guide, if available. Then you're free to tour the Gothic chambers, secret passageways, and towers of this fairy tale estate at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.63
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Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest
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Dracula's Castle and Transylvania Day Trip from Bucharest

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Venture deep into the heart of Transylvania to visit two of Romania’s most magnificent castles and the medieval town of Brasov on this day trip. Step into the life of Romanian royalty at sumptuous Peles Castle, a fairytale-like summer retreat surrounded by forest and still adorned with immaculate period decor. Then, connect with the country's notorious vampiric lore at Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ thanks to its chilling Gothic chambers and turrets that seem to be plucked straight from a horror movie.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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Castles Tours from Brasov

Castles Tours from Brasov

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Cross off three of Romania’s most memorable tourist destinations in one day, starting with the imposing Peasant Citadel in Rasnov.  Hear the myths and true stories as you explore Bran Castle, which influenced Bram Stoker’s Dracula. At the spectacular royal residence Peles Castle, you'll visit both the exterior and inside at your leisure. See the stunning Transylvanian Alps and Bucegi Mountains on your relaxing trip back to Brasov.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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One day trip Bear Sanctuary, Dracula Castle, Rasnov Fortress from Brasov

One day trip Bear Sanctuary, Dracula Castle, Rasnov Fortress from Brasov

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PRIVATE TOUR If until now you have only witnessed the spectacle of nature want to see it up-close, the Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti Imagine how the most beautiful virgin European forests would look like without a brown bear reserve like this one? And what if we tell you can take pictures of real bears with their cubs up-close, and watch them eat and go about their day from only a few steps away, without the fear of getting attacked?Well, as unbelievable as that sounds, you can do it all, risk-free, in the biggest brown bear sanctuary in the world. That is why the Bear Sanctuary is one of the most sought-after natural tourist attractions in Romania for thousands of people around the globe, regardless of the season. If you think that this Transylvanian Medieval Tour is for you and your friends, it is the perfect occasion to book a trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.33
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Peles Castle, Dracula's Castle and Medieval Town of Brasov in one day

Peles Castle, Dracula's Castle and Medieval Town of Brasov in one day

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Uncover the legends and beauty of the Transylvania region Visit Sinaia's gorgeous Peles Castle and Bran Castle in one day Get a glimpse of medieval village life in well-preserved Brasov Group size is limited for a more personalized tour
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

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Wander through Transylvania’s historic castles on this private day trip from Bucharest. See for yourself why Transylvania’s castles have amassed such an infamous reputation. Follow your knowledgeable guide through mysterious corridors, up spooky stairwells and into potentially haunted rooms. Along the way, you’ll learn the real stories behind these mythical buildings. See Bran Castle, where the legend of Dracula still lingers, and Peles Castle in Sinaia set in the enchanting Carpathian Mountains.
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  • 12 hours
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Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle and old town of Brasov from Bucharest
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Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle and old town of Brasov from Bucharest

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Visit the two most famous castles in Romania on a day trip from Bucharest designed to showcase the best of Transylvania, with none of the hassle. Discover the Gothic legend of Vlad Dracul at Bran Castle, also known as “Dracula’s Castle,” and then follow in the footsteps of Romanian royalty at stunning Peles Castle, one of the best preserved in Europe. There's also free time to stroll and dine in the charming medieval village of Brasov.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Extended Experience at Dracula's Castle & Brasov in Transylvania

Extended Experience at Dracula's Castle & Brasov in Transylvania

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Enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle from Bucharest to Bran Castle — the inspiration for Dracula’s Castle. On the journey, your local guide will weave tales of Transylvania’s history and mythology as you journey through its majestic countryside. The trip starts with a guided tour of the Dracula's Castle, learn the facts and fictions around Vlad the Impaler. Take your trip to the next level by going 30 metres underground the castle to the Time Tunnel. The unique construction, 100% Romanian, was designed to describe the history and culture of the Bran Castle using a state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition. After the tour, you will have around 3 hours to have lunch in Brasov and explore the city before following your local guide on a fascinating tour of this impressive city.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour with Hotel pick-up

Dracula and Peles Castles Premium Tour with Hotel pick-up

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Even if you just have a day to see Transylvania, fit in Romania’s top castles on this small-group tour from Bucharest. Travel through the Prahova Valley, a winter sports hot-spot, as you follow the footsteps of royalty at fairytale-like Peles Castle. Then, learn about the famous legends of Vlad the Impaler, the main character from Bram Stoker's novel, at ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ also known as Bran Castle before returning to Bucharest.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dracula's Castle Full-Day Tour from Bucharest with Pickup

Dracula's Castle Full-Day Tour from Bucharest with Pickup

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From the spooky to the sublime, you can still see the best of Transylvania even without staying the night on this day trip from Bucharest. Traveling with a small group, visit the summer home of Romanian royals at storybook Peles Castle, and then conjure up images of Count Dracula at Gothic Bran Castle. The well-paced itinerary also leaves time for a stop in the medieval city of Brasov, known for its blackened church.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest

Private Day Trip to Dracula Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest

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The Gothic landmarks of Transylvania are dark, dramatic, and dispersed throughout the region’s mountainous landscapes. Travel with ease between three Transylvania highlights, including Peles Castle and Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), on this private full-day tour from Bucharest. Delve into legends of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler, and visit Brasov’s Black Church, an imposing 13th-century church. On this private tour, hotel pickup and drop-off in Brasov are included.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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Transylvania Day Trip: Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle
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Transylvania Day Trip: Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle

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Transylvania is a charming place, famous and appreciated for its green valleys and mountains, it is a place wrapped up by the mystery. There are interesting legends in this region, and this land is the most mysterious and fascinating in Eastern Europe, with trails that lead the visitor into enchanting environments. Even the famous Irish writer Bram Stoker has described it as the most fascinating place in Europe, having taken by the essence of Transylvania and considering it as the ideal destination for those who want to experience an unforgettable experience immersing themselves in the wildest nature. Medieval atmospheres and picturesque environments harmonize perfectly, with the famous legend of Count Dracula.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Day Trip to Bran Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest

Day Trip to Bran Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov from Bucharest

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This full day trip is the best way to discover the famous area of Transylvania and it includes the most important and unique tourist attractions in Romania: Sinaia with its Peles Castle, emblem of the Romanian royalty, a highly valuable historical and artistic monument, the fascinating Bran Castle built in the 13th century, wrapped in the legend of Count Dracula and one of the most visited cities in Romania – Brasov. Find out why Sinaia bears the name of the holy mount Sinai and find out the legends that cover Bran & Brasov area.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Trip to Dracula Castle and Brasov

Private Trip to Dracula Castle and Brasov

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Forget the hassle of navigating public transport and discover iconic Transylvania on a private day trip to Bran Castle and Brașov from Bucharest. Gain insight into the region’s history and vampiric legends from your guide as you traverse the mountainous landscape with ease, and avoid hidden costs with entrance fees to attractions included in the price.
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  • 1 day
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Transylvania Castles Tour : Peles & Dracula's Castle from Bucharest
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Transylvania Castles Tour : Peles & Dracula's Castle from Bucharest

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See the most famous castles in Romania on this tour from Bucharest. You'll see the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle due to its association with the legendary vampire. You'll also visit Peles Castle, a former summer residence-turned-museum that's full of decorative objects, art, and arms, most dating from the 15th-19th centuries.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Harman & Prejmer Fortified Churches Day Tour

Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Harman & Prejmer Fortified Churches Day Tour

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Don’t let limited time in Transylvania stop you ticking off the area’s top attractions. This day trip from Brasov, which is designed with first-time visitors in mind, transports you between dispersed attractions with ease and allows you to admire the spectacular scenery of Transylvania. Plus, exploring with a guide means that you’ll be party to historical information that brings each castle and church to life.
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  • 8 hours
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Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Entrance Fees Included - Optional Peles Castle Visit

Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Entrance Fees Included - Optional Peles Castle Visit

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Designed to delight those fascinated by the Gothic legends of Transylvania, this half-day tour takes you to the heart of the mysterious Romanian region. After hotel pickup in Brasov, tick off top attractions such as the dramatic Rasnov Fortress and Bran’s Castle, whose Gothic turrets and hilltop perch have earned it the nickname of ‘Dracula’s Castle’. If you wish, upgrade your small-group tour when booking to include a visit to Peles Castle, a striking example of Neo-Renaissance architecture.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Tour to Brasov and Bran

Day Tour to Brasov and Bran

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Transylvania is famous for its Gothic landmarks, but appreciating their historical significance on a self led tour can be difficult. Discover the medieval past of Bran Castle and learn more about its association with Bram Stoker’s Dracula on a tour from Sibiu, then explore the historic city of Brașov and its Gothic architecture, with insights provided by your guide. Relax after a day’s sightseeing with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.51
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Bran Castle - Dracula's Castle after hours

Bran Castle - Dracula's Castle after hours

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Sometimes, noisy crowds can detract from the spooky atmosphere of Bran Castle (Dracula Castle). Feel like you have the landmark all to yourself during an after hours tour that heightens the eerie ambience of the castle, which is said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write the Gothic masterpiece, Dracula. During this private tour, you’ll benefit from both the undivided attention and insider knowledge of your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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$241.12
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Brown Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle Tour From Brasov

Brown Bear Sanctuary, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle Tour From Brasov

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Make the most of your Romanian holiday with a full-day tour to three of the country’s major attractions.  With included end-to-end transportation and a private guide, you're able to fully experience each location. After pickup from Brasov, head to Rasnov Citadel to admire the 13th century fortress. Then, visit Bran Castle, the inspiration Dracula’s castle in Bram Stoker’s novel, before ending your day at Liberty Bear Sanctuary.
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  • 8 hours
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) hours of operation: Open daily, hours vary by season.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) costs USD 17.63. Guided Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) tours start around USD 17.63 per person.